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ELITE EXAM 5-STAR SERIES
Please stick the barcode label here.

HONG KONG DIPLOMA OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EXAMINATION
Candidate Number

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1
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QUESTION-ANSWER BOOK Sample
TIME ALLOWED: 1 hour 30 minutes

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(20% of the subject mark)

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INSTRUCTIONS

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Write your candidate number in the spaces provided on this page. Stick your barcode label in the space provided on this page. There are two parts in this paper. Answer ALL questions in Part A. In part B, you should choose EITHER Section 1 (easier) OR Section 2 (more difficult). The reading passages are in a separate booklet. Write your answers clearly and neatly in the spaces provided in this Question-Answer Book. Use a pencil to write your answers. Answers written in the margins will not be marked. For multiple-choice questions, blacken the appropriate circle with pencil. Wrong marks must be completely erased with a clean rubber. Mark only ONE answer to each question. Two or more answers will score NO MARKS. DO NOT take away the Reading Passages booklet. It will be collected separately at the end of the examination. Supplementary answer sheets will be supplied on request. Write your candidate number, fill in the question number and stick a barcode label on each sheet and fasten them with string INSIDE this Question-Answer Book.

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HKDSEE-ENG LANG PAPER 1 - 1

Each question carries ONE mark unless otherwise stated. Part A (56 marks) Answer questions 1-38 using information from the passage on page 2 of the Reading Passages booklet. Write your answers in the spaces provided. For multiple-choice questions, choose the best answer and blacken ONE circle only. 1. Look at the expression ‘subject of much speculation’ in line 2 . Decide which of the definitions below is closest in meaning. A. object of scientific enquiry B. issue that is highly argumentative C. topic that involves a lot of guesswork D. question of good judgment 2. Which of the following is most concerned about happiness? A. historian B. sociologist C. criminologist D. educationist 3. Complete each description about happiness by underlining the correct option. One has been done for you as an example. Money and happiness is (questionably/unquestionably) (5 marks)

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D

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Answers written in the margin will not be marked.

correlated, however, the association is (convincing/ unconvincing). Research finds out that one’s happiness is (connected/ disconnected) with how old one is. One’s average level of happiness remains (constant/unsteady) throughout one’s life.

Prettiness may bring (benefits/harm) to people, but happiness and attractiveness is (highly/hardly) unrelated.

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Find words in lines 1 - 12 which could be replaced by the following: a. practical judgment b. be plentiful c. really d. help develop __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________

(4 marks)

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Based on the information given, which of the following is true. A. Parents are happier because they have children. B. People who have no religion are happier. C. University students are happier than uneducated people. D. Friendship can make people happier.

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Answers written in the margin will not be marked. HKDSEE-ENG LANG PAPER 1 - 2

Answers written in the margin will not be marked.

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Find expressions in paragraphs 2-5 which mean the opposite of the phrases below: A. fall below B. be surprisingly unsteady ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

(2 marks)

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Name 5 factors that may contribute to happiness. ____________________________________________________________

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